Ecosystem-based adaptation: the key to reducing climate risk in Uganda

All developing countries must address climate vulnerability and identify the best ways to help their people adapt. Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is one increasingly popular and tested strategy. Uganda — a country already implementing EbA — is at a moment of political opportunity to harness the full benefits of this approach, as its climate change policy evolves into law. As policymakers create the legal frameworks to ensure ecosystems continue to be healthy and provide for communities, evidence for the efficacy of EbA approaches strongly suggests it should be formally prioritised and resourced accordingly.

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